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Heightened plasma levels of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and increased degree of systemic biochemical perturbation c

Body Composition Assessment
R. Barretto et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Brazil

Journal : Nutrients

Abstract Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of chronic liver disease in childhood and strongly associated with obesity. Routine biochemical non-invasive tests remain with low accuracy for diagnosis of NAFLD. We performed a cross-sectional study to examine potential associations between anthropometric and biochemical parameters, specially TGF-β, a prognosis marker for hepatic steatosis (HS). Between May and October 2019, seventy-two overweight adolescents were enrolled, of which 36 had …
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